Recent Events / Posts


> Vivek and Gauri at the WISH2016 showcasing the PASS innovation in Doha, Qatar.

> Dr. Gauri Divan presented on ‘Recent advances in Parent Mediated Interventions in India’ at a workshop on Parent Empowerment in Autism: Improving Awareness, Ensuring Progress held by the Child Guidance Clinic, AIIMS Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Dept. of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of Odisha on the 8th of September. 

> SHARE Project Symposium : SHARE Symposium was held at the SCARF ICONS VII in September 2016, moderated by Prof Vikram Patel, with presentations by anisha Lazarus, Dr Daisy Singla, Dr Jayashree Dasgupta and Dr Rahul Shidhaye.

> Mental Health Film Festival : was organised by Sangath on 25th September 2016 at ESG Complex Panjim in collaboration with Trimiti Trust , Pune and Psychaitric Society Goa, with the known actor and psychiatrist Dr. Mohan Agashe, Dr. Amit Dias and Abhijit Nadkarni.

> PASS Project News : PASS to participate in the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) at Doha, Qutar in Nov'16.

> WHO India honour Sangath with Public Health Champion Award 2016

> Sangath organised a Community Awareness Walk in South Goa on the eve of Austim Awarenss Day on 2nd April 2016.

> Cancer Awareness day organized on 5th February 2016 by Sangath in collaboration with GMC.

Slogan for the event was "Raising awareness on World Cancer Day : We Can: I Can "

"Be aware of the early danger signs of cancer" was the message given to the people at a function organised at the Rural health and training center at Mandur to observe World Cancer Day. The event was jointly organised by Goa Medical College's Department of Preventive Medicine in association with Sangath.

Sangath is organizing a series of community health events in it's run up to the 20th anniversary celebrations to take place in November this year.

> The pulse polio programme held on 17th January 2016 in the Rural Health & Training Centre, Mandur (Working site of Sangath project), organised in collaboration with SANGATH.

> PRIME NEWS : Workshop in India a great success. Click to read more

> International Day of Human Rights, December 2015

December 10 is annually celebrated as International Human Rights Day by the United Nations across the globe. The Sangath celebrated this day for the first time in the state at the Panaji Municipal Garden (Jardim Garcia de Orta) with the Human Right Law Network(Goa Unit). Sangath performed a street play on the Rights of People with Mental Illness and exhibited publications at the event.

> International Day for People with Disabilities

Sangath organized an event on account of the International Day for people with Disabilities on December 4, 2015 at Govind Kare Auditorium, Gomant Vidya Niketan, Margao.

> Researcher Spotlight : Prof. Vikram Patel
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> The Directorate of Health Services (Government of Madhya Pradesh) and the PRIME India team commemorated World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2015.

> On the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 10th October, a skit was performed by Premium Health Counsellors on KTC bus stand, Margao.

> World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year,  the workshop by the DIL team was conducted for medical staff at Mandur PHC as a part of the World Mental Health Week observance.

> Sangath held a blood donation drive for its staff on August 13, 2015.

> Guest Lectures by Experts in the Field of Mental Health ( Monday April 20'2015)
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> Workshop on Human Rights and Mental Illness (Friday 10 - Saturday 11 April 2015)
with focus on Convention on rights of persons with disabilities-CRPD
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> National Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop 2014

Dr. Gauri Divan presented a talk on Comprehensive rehabilitation services of children with neurobehavioural disorders on 1st December 2014 at the Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop organised by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and AIIMS, New Delhi, leading up to World Disability Day.

National Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop 2014

Blood and eye donation drive organised
Sangath held a blood and eye donation drive for its staff on May 20, to celebrate its birthday.
    Nearly three dozen employees donated their blood and pledged to donate their eyes during the drive at the new training and clinical services centre. The drive was held in collaboration with the blood and eye banks at the Goa Medical College, Bambolim.
    The event was followed by a small celebration, with a cake baked by one of the staff, and the Sangath Quirky Awards.
Sangath to host film screening and discussion on women's mental health
In association with the Psychiatric Society of Goa, Sangath will screen a film on the experiences of women, and the interplay of family, society and mental health services on June 06. Come With Me, made for NGO Anjali has been screened across India and abroad, in addition to the Department of Psychiatry and Gender Studies of World Health Organisation.
    The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Ratnaboli Ray, founder of Anjali, where she will lend her perspective about the concepts of diagnosis and treatment of women who suffer from mental illness, and how it impacts their lives.
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Goa goes blue for autism awareness
More than a dozen establishments, schools and religious places in Goa came together with Sangath for Autism Awareness on April 1 and 2, observing the need to help improve the lives of children and adults with the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives. The campaign was supported by Bank of India, Porvorim.
    Marked every year as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) after its declaration by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008, April 2 has come to symbolise the celebration of the unique talents and skills of people living with autism. Monuments around the world – this year including Goa’s famous Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim Square – were lit up blue, the colour associated with Autism. Built in 1540, the structure in the capital city is one of Goa’s oldest churches.
    In association with Sangath, schools including Don Bosco High School, Anjuman Nural Islam School, Mary Immaculate (Panjim), Nisha’s Play School, Shiksha Niketan, Kids Camp, Young Achiever’s (Porvorim), Sunshine Worldwide School (Old Goa), Disha’s Charitable Trust and Peace Haven put up posters and conducted activities. Government departments including the Directorate of Social Welfare, the Education Department, Entertainment Society of Goa, and Directorate of Art & Culture supported Sangath in the cause.
    There were establishments such as Pedro’s, Furtados, Perpetual Pharmacy, Hallmark, Chalston Beach Resort, Panjim Inn, Bomras, Chocolati, etc joining us in the awareness campaign. CritiCare Children’s Hospital in Campal also supported the drive.
Workshop Week and new centre inaugurated
A week of free workshops kickstarted the inaugural celebrations of our new training and clinical services centre in Succour, Bardez, Goa. From March 17-21, Sangath held sessions on understanding dementia, parenting, career guidance and study skills, stress management, mental illness, maternal health care, study design and A School Counsellor Casebook.
    The resource persons included Chairperson Dr Amit Dias, Percy Cardozo, Prachi Khandeparkar, Arpita Anand, Prof Richard Velleman, Revathi Krishna, Dr Abhijit Nadkarni and Dr Gauri Divan.
    The week culminated in the grand inauguration of the new centre on March 22 by Dipa Nag Chaudhary, a representative of the funder of the premises the MacArthur Foundation. Sangath's clinical services were also launched by Pallavi Dempo, representative of the Manthan project funder Dempo Industries. Our revamped website was also launched.
Workshop on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy held
Sangath organised a workshop on February 15 and 16, 2014 to strengthen the basic theoretical understanding of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and to provide an opportunity for practical application.
    Nearly 40 participants attended the workshop, where they learnt fundamental concepts of the therapy, developed core skills in assessment, case conceptualisation and treatment of panic disorder. They also role played case scenarios from assessment to treatment and relapse prevention.
    Mental health professionals and students pursuing studies in the mental health attended the sessions. It was led by Dr Andrew Beck from the University of Manchester and Arpita Anand, a consulting clinical psychologist at Sangath.


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